E-book cover Designing- a fundamental tool for successful self-publishing

Friends, if the art of sharing experiences with everyone is not learned, then those experiences would not have special significance.  Those experiences remain confined to that single man, and perish with him.  In India, there used to be a wave of spirituality.  Spiritual learning was at its peak.  But over time the tendency to share those disciplines began to stop.  There were many reasons for that, which I do not want to go into depth.  Gradually, many spiritual disciplines became extinct.  In today’s times, websites and e-books are the most important means of sharing experiences.  Therefore, it is important for everyone to have basic knowledge of website creation and self-publication.  The ebook cover is the most important part of the ebook.

It should not be forgotten that the demand for eBooks has increased due to the Corona Virus Locadown, and will increase further. Publishing houses are also offering good discount offers. Blue Hills Publication is also offering discount of more than 50℅.

EBooks should be attractive

There was a time when people used to read books without cover.  Their main purpose was the textual content of the book, not the cover.  Now the time has changed.  Nowadays people forget the text of the book in the glare of the cover.  Many times, a book of excellent quality takes a very long time to succeed due to lack of cover, while the inferior book also succeeds due to dazzling cover.  The reason for this is not that people get any special benefit from the cover of books.  The real reason is that the whole world has access to e-books.  If one lakh people out of 200 million readers also fell prey to the cover, then the book became successful.  The second reason is cheapness of e-books.  The third reason is the present-day materialism and outward view of living life.

The designing website that I found best to make a book cover

You’d be surprised that it took me 3 years to learn how to make a book cover. Canva dot com made my job a lot easier.  For 3 years, my books were supported by book covers made by KDP itself.  However those covers do not look beautiful and professional.  I made a book cover on photo editor of adobe dot com. I had to do all the work myself, such as writing text on photos and editing it as desired.  The resultant cover also did not look professional.  I pasted butterflies, flowers, etc. on the cover photo of another book.  The photo was pasted on a background plane paper at canva dot com. At that time I could not understand the full working of canva dot com. I got a chance to understand canva when I made a book cover through Blue Hills Publication for one of my books by paying 6000 INR along with getting my eBook promoted.  Seeing 8 books of my remaining lot, the publisher said that my book covers did not look professional.  Anyway, you have to lose something to get something.

How to do cover designing on canva

First create your account on the website and log in.  Go to home. Here, there will be all your previous designs created by you.  There is a custom dimension button.  In this, we can create a cover of any size (pixel length by pixel width).  This is necessary because every self-publishing platform has a different demand for eBook cover.  KDP, Kindle Direct Publishing accepts a JPG image of 2500 by 1600 pixels.  If you click on another option of ebook cover, then a smaller size cover (about 800 by 200 pixels) is created.  Its size then has to be increased with different software.  I found resizeimage dot in to be the best and easiest for this.  Clicking the option of ebook cover or custom dimension, there opens a drop down menu.  On top of that is the template button.  This opens up hundreds of designs of books.  Clicking on the template of any preferred design brings it to the working window on the right.  Pressing the upload button from the left dropdown menu will show all the photos you have uploaded.  Upload the desired photo from the computer by clicking on upload an image option.  Drag that photo from there with the left button of the mouse and drop it on the selected template in the working window.  Direct drop will paste it at a small space on the background of the template, as seen on the following book cover image in this post.  That photo can be enlarged or reduced in size.  To make that photo the background of the template, move the dragged photo here and there with the mouse over the template.  The borders of the template will be green on one position and the photo will be spread over the entire template to be highlighted as its background.  Drop that photo leaving the Mouse there.  This will make this photo as the background of the template.  However all the texts like headings, subheadings etc.; lines and boxes etc. on the template will remain the same.  You can edit all these visual elements as you want and you can also remove them.  You can also add the text of your choice. You can also change the size and texture of the text.  You can also add text to a blank space on the template where there is no text already.  All these facilities are available for free.  The visual quality of the cover design is basic.  Through paid subscription, you get chance to download the cover design that you have created in high definition quality.  In the same way, by paying money one gets a lot of good templates.

All of photo designing can be done at Canva

Logos, blog banners, Facebook posts, Instagram photos, logos, posters, cards, etc. can all be created on Canva. A blog banner is a featured image of a website’s page or post. The logo is in the form of a small circular photo at the beginning of the website or Facebook page. Photo backgrounds can also be made transparent on Canva although I think with paid subscription. Canva app is also available for mobile.

My eBook cover designed on canva

Please click on this link to see all my eBook covers made on canva.

Kundalini development with flute yoga;  Flute as the most important instrument of the Corona period


Friends, every week the corona virus attracts attention.  I feel like writing about this.  Perhaps happy with this, it goes back to forgive the sins of the world.  hope is life.

Importance of music in the Corona era


I felt like imprisoned in the house because of the lock-down.  The songs were also heard a lot.  I had seen a lot of films too.  Films like Bhootiya Atma/ghostly or spirit related dominated.  Nowadays these films are looking good.  One day I was talking to my family about the artists who were refining their art, especially musical art, during the lock-down.  Many people even started learning music by themselves.  Then my attention went towards the flute kept in the store room which had been lying there for some years.  What could have been a better gift than that at that time, because at that time, due to the lock down, the movement of all items other than the essentials was banned.  I used to play flute occasionally from college time.  It had been 20 years of befriending the flute.  If an art has been used even once, it keeps growing with time, of course, then why not stop using it.  That is why in olden days, exposure of all disciplines and arts was given in childhood.  By playing the flute, my blurred Kundalini started to shine again.


Flute and kundalini’s interrelationship;  Flute yoga


Playing the flute causes pranayama or breathing exercise.  While inbreathing, the Kundalini rises upward in the spinal cord, and while exhaling it descends downward through the front chakras.  In this way the Kundalini starts circling the whole body.  This makes all the chakras active.  Deep inbreath is filled with meditation of Kundalini.  Then by slowly exhaling with meditation, sweet melodies of the flute are also played, and Kundalini also descends through the front chakras.  Together, the power of the flute’s voice is also felt by the Kundalini.  Thus Kundalini starts shining through all this.  After that the man feels as if he has done Kundalini Yoga.  Flute yoga is also unique Kundalini yoga.  With this, both body and mind become absolutely healthy.


The flute is the best type of instrument


The flute is the cheapest and universal instrument.  It can be made easily from bamboo plant anywhere and anytime.  It does not require any science or technology.  There is also little use of resources in making it.  Everything in it is natural, nothing is synthetic.  Because of this flutes are environment friendly.  Being small in size, it can be easily placed anywhere.  Due to these qualities, flute is evergreen and eternal instrument.  Probably that is why Lord Krishna was particularly fond of flute.  Many people avoid playing the flute in the house thinking that it should be played in the open.  I used to think the same, but my illusion was broken 20 years ago when I saw people living in wild countryside playing flutes inside their living rooms.  No matter how big a lock down or emergency comes into force, the flute will always keep us entertained, and keep the man on the path of spirituality.  Therefore every house must have at least one bamboo flute.

Kundalini for skill development and creativity

Today’s era is scientific era. Skills and science are key contributors to each other. Science is incomplete without skill, and without science, skill is incomplete. In any work, scientific techniques also fail or become harmful / fatal if there is lack of skill. Science is present almost everywhere, but skill is not present everywhere. In underdeveloped countries, most places lack skills. Similarly, there is a sense of inefficiency in remote and tribal areas of developed countries. Every day when I look around, I feel a severe lack of skill. Take, for example, Masonry Work. I do not see this as a quality work anywhere. Small things are not taken care of, which lead to big losses. Most masonry workers are not familiar with scientific facts. Those familiar are lazy to apply them in practical terms. Many are unable to muster the courage to implement them. Many lack training. Many do not deliberately implement them due to orthodox thinking.

How does Kundalini lead to skill development?

It is well known that the image that resides in the mind with non-duality is called Kundalini. It can be of Guru, lover, son, parents, grandparents, friends, any favorite place or thing etc.

The frequent appearance of Kundalini in one’s mind simply means that he goes to the depths of anything, and does not leave anything superficial. With this, the nature of going deep becomes as his own. It is from this patient nature that when he does any work, then he performs it in full detail. He does not want to let it fall short. He clings to that work for a long time. This gives him a chance to get maximum knowledge and experience about that work. With this, his Kundalini also gets stronger, because Kundalini also needs a sticky nature. With this, both Siddhis/accomplishments are attained simultaneously. On the one hand, with the development of skills, he is getting material accomplishment in the form of high quality of physical work, on the other hand, spiritual attainment in the form of Kundalini development.

Premyogi vajra’s own experience regarding the relationship between Kundalini and skill development

When Kundalini as the first devirani/goddess was completely blown up in his mind, then he used to do all the work very efficiently and in full detail with self-awareness. He used to do his academic studies very deeply and clearly. He went to the root of every subject. He did not like the work done superficially and haphazardly by others. He also used to taunt them many times for that, causing many people to consider him impractical, critical, negative, big-talker, and arrogant. However, how could he make a change without the help of others? Gram alone cannot break a pot. Hence, he had to compromise with the situation many times.

Over time, when the Kundalini of Guru’s form began to shine in his mind, he became very practical and self-supporting. Then all the works he did were done with full quality. He had to do all the small tasks himself, because no one could understand his fine and deep eyes. When people saw his miraculous results, then people came to know the reality, and they started praising him.

Skill develops more in a cordial environment

In such an environment, people exchange goods and services, and practical information with each other. Kundalini development also requires a cordial environment. This also proves that Kundalini helps in skill development.

Kundalini yoga should be included in skill development training

Premyogi vajra naturally got so much love that Kundalini developed on his own. He did not need to do yoga. It is a different matter that he later got Kundalini awakening from Kundalini Yoga for the benefit of others, so that all people can get Kundalini. Not all people are as lucky like him.

The most loved thing is called Kundalini. When skill training is combined with Kundalini, then that also becomes the most beloved like Kundalini. This is the fundamental principle of mutual alliance between skill and Kundalini. With this, skill and Kundalini keep increasing each other for a lifetime, and keep touching the highs together.

कृपया इस पोस्ट को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए इस लिंक पर क्लिक करें (कुण्डलिनी से कौशल विकास )

ਇਸ ਪੋਸਟ ਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਚ ਪੜ੍ਹਨ ਲਈ ਇੱਥੇ ਕਲਿੱਕ ਕਰੋ (ਕੁੰਡਲਨੀ ਤੋਂ ਹੁਨਰ ਵਿਕਾਸ ).